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SFGTV
Mar 1, 2011 12:00am PST
am here. the controller's office is probably tracking it more than us. we don't know. we have seen -- we have seen several governments pumped $1 trillion into the economy. it is a huge amount of money. we have seen some improvements, but not the ones they were hoping for. great. ok. thanks, everybody. >> members of the public, please turn your cellphone is too silent or turn them off completely so you do not disrupt the meeting during your -- the meeting. the meeting is now a call to order a. [roll-call] president o'brien, we have quorum. >> next item you're a good >> item #2 recognizes and alan parker for her work in the office of the workforce development. >> i would like to ask ellen parker to join me common -- to join me, and i would like you to know she was recommended by a distinct businesses. -- by eight distinct businesses during the commission is proud to acknowledge the contributions helen parker has made to the san francisco small business community through her work on a program. her economic not work goes through coordinating efforts such as through the arch what, and h
SFGTV2
Mar 1, 2011 11:30am PST
themselves. if you can help yourself you take a load off of us. yourself, your neighbors a few hours after, we know that [inaudible] activated a few times for y 2 k after 911 we had people. the [inaudible] has not know tried yet if you go there after a disaster you will be by yourself. a few hours after, that's when people form and that's when they help out. >> this is the home work. you don't have to write it down it's in the manual. simple things for your home. hazardous conditions in our house. there is a course evaluation in the back of the book. i'm rob [laughter]. >> okay. let's get into the program today is utility control and fire hazard material. we will teaching how to turn your utility's off and what hazardous materials to look for. >> the first thing is natural gas. what do you know about natural gas? flammable. it goes, boom. it's important to shut this off. we use it for cooking, eating and hot water. there were 40,000 people that called pg and e about their gas. that means they call turned off their gas? did they need to do that? when do you have to? when there i
SFGTV
Feb 28, 2011 11:00pm PST
of our consultants that we have been using has had one of the staff members believe it is a critical part of what the program is. they started up a new consulting firm. after consultation, the staff believes it would be good for us to have services for our program. they continue to work on it. he was actually part of the authority when they were negotiating. we want to keep those services involved. just some quick numbers, we are asking for what will be a $25,000 reserve fund to be spent. this is a reference. we have approved about 145,000 over the years for the services and spend just under 100,000. should we continue to use them, we would still have more than that amount. we were paying for his services at $344 an hour. we have negotiated that down to $250. we think we can come at a much lower budget and a much lower price range. staff is asking for your approval to open up a contract so we can continue to use his services as we have done in the past. >> any questions on this item? a quick question if i may. everything is essentially pretty comparable perio. >> we bapay $250 for hi
CSPAN
Feb 28, 2011 8:00pm EST
: a good question, and i think the challenge for all of us is to figure of how we balance the need for the deficit that is there for the hospitals. how do we make sure that we talent that right balanc the hospitals need and whether it is the administrators role or down to the key doctors and specialists that need to be trained and need to be there to help our children. the focus that we are doing at children's hospitals is to provide the day the >>> "the communicators" is on location of the seventh annual state of the net conference sponsored by the congressional internet caucus. we will be talking with several of the participants in this conference and we begin with clay shirky come author, professor and thinker about technology and its uses. he's written four books on the internet and technology including his latest, called the surplus and generosity in the connected age. mr. shirky, is the internet browser an antiquated technology? >> it's antiquated in the sense that it is nearing 20-years-old now, and that was changed quickly as they do now. anything 20-years-old and somewhat
SFGTV
Feb 28, 2011 7:30pm PST
, we used the information, which i thought was helpful in constructing a resolution before us today. i want to thank supervisor avalos and mar for the co- sponsors of of the resolution. i do not plan on this being another in-depth hearing as it was two weeks ago, but as we were able to will document from that particular hearing, it seemed rather hasty and inconsistent 5 rec and parks department and the part of the environment and city to move on this termination of lease on the recycle center by using the premise that the recycling center is a nonconforming use for this park -- for this part of golden gate park, and as it relates to the master plan, yet not exercise any due diligence as the city had done elsewhere in trying to help a resource like the recycling center moved to a different location. that lack of due diligence, i think, proves it was a rash decision in the way that it was processed by the wreck and park department, compared to the water recycling plant that is being proposed by the puc in golden gate park, which would also be categorically accepted as also a nonconformin
SFGTV
Feb 28, 2011 9:00pm PST
use of the resources that we provide. that was always something -- the city had plenty of resources. they were not reaching out in ways beyond what was becoming more commonplace or well-known, like city build, which is a success in its own right. people know of it much more. other programs that people were less familiar with or are beginning to become more familiar with because of these approachable satellites try to engage our citizenry and who are looking for jobs insistence -- job assistance. i would not be surprised if what emerges from this is the next round of legislation that begins to shore up where mandatory local hiring is looking for the enlistment the we have not been able to bring in yet. if i could, i would like to bring upper n -- bring up naiomi kelly and rhonda simmons. >> thank you, supervisor. i hope you're feeling better. i can hear it in your voice. i am the deputy city administrator and city purchaser. i have been asked by interim mayor lee to help facilitate the rollout of the local hire ordinance that expert primarily focused on construction. i am sure you ha
SFGTV2
Mar 1, 2011 12:00pm PST
gotten into an elevator, the doors have closed, and it has carried us to our destination. have you ever wondered how elevators were -- work? we check out the need outside the elevator using current technology and we learn about the latest destination elevated technology all here in san francisco. we will also visit the machinery where all the behind- the-scenes gears control these incredible machines. we are very fortunate today to have an expert with those who is going to walk us are around elevators in san francisco. can you tell us about the history of elevators in san francisco? the measure -- >> sure. the history of elevator technology evolves with the city. first elevators were installed for moving materials in the 1860's. in the 1870's, the first passenger elevator was installed, and that allowed building heights to go up to about seven floors. starting in the 18 eighties, 1890's, the first electric elevators were installed. that allowed for buildings to go up even higher, even more than 10 floors, and those were the first elevators that became representative of what we cons
SFGTV2
Mar 1, 2011 1:09pm PST
in the use of green vehicles with a fleet that is currently approaching 75% hybrid. maintaining extensive outreach to the industry through town hall meetings and the creation of the taxi advisory council, creating a color scheme audit system to raise san francisco -- rate san francisco taxi companies based on service and regulatory compliance, and putting in a comprehensive administrative enforcement system while developing a new driver data base. here to present to this group is our director of finance and information technology. sonali. >> thank you, mr. ford. when i was asked to nominate somebody for this award, i really could not think of a better grip to do it. i recently inherited the tax a group as an interim measure from ms. johnson, and i have just been absolutely amazed by the complicated industry it is, and the fact that these individuals together have been handing -- handling so much of the effort that mr. ford mentioned. unfortunately, ms. hiyashi could not be here today, but i want to turn it over to jarvis murray who will talk about the group and individual member
SFGTV
Mar 1, 2011 7:30am PST
, so this is just to facilitate the adjoining uses or underlying or above ground aspects of the construction project. this is the start of a lengthy vacation process. there are utility easements that will be addressed as part of this process, so this simply starts the ball rolling toward future public hearings, and the decision in march for the actual vacation. happy to answer any questions you might have an whatever maps you would like to see. it is obviously a very expansive area. supervisor mar: for the public benefit and our benefit, could you put up a basic math and point out which streets or alleys we are talking about? >> i'm happy to do that. i will walk through the individual locations in order of the above or below ground, and i think mr. beck has some better slides that will give you visuals of exactly what is produced as part of the terminal project, so these are very two- dimensional map, but it at least shows you the sections of street. this particular map is for sub- surface rights only. if you are standing on the street, you will really not be affected by these c
NBC
Mar 1, 2011 6:00am EST
speaking to what went with a camera and an hour to kill. tell us what you think in this morning's water cooler question. >> will be warmer temperatures continue through the week? [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> tony pann has a quick look at today's forecast. it is march 1 . >> a big party later in the weather office. march is going to come in like a lamb today. yesterday was a little bump. it is able breezy right now. the wind will diminish. 34 at the airport. north wind is 9, gusting up to 17. i think the wind will die down. we could see a few high, thin clouds with a high temperature near 47 degrees. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. first we say good morning to sarah. >> it is pretty quiet. we have an accident and east about 100 at arundel mills boulevard. you may find some lanes closed. ou
ABC
Mar 1, 2011 6:30pm EST
tonight, elizabeth vargas and jake tapper, who starts us off at the white house, where the study was released just today. >> reporter: good evening, diane. the white house released today what it called the most comprehensive study by the government on women in almost 50 years. each day, 72 million women in the u.s. get up and either head to work or look for work. they're a group of women who are better educated than ever before. but they still make less than their male counterparts, on average, only 80% of what a man makes. this woman graduated with a masters from columbia and went to work for a magazine in new york city. her male counterpart with the same job and only a bachelor's degree was paid $3,000 a year more. >> i felt de-valued. i felt like i didn't count. i felt inferior to my colleague. >> reporter: sometimes it's discrimination, but there are other factors, as well, behind back inequity. >> one reason is they're not going into the kinds of fields that are high income producing. so the president has had an effort to encourage women and girls to go into science and tech
SFGTV2
Feb 28, 2011 10:30pm PST
california huh-uh -- humanities council here with us also. we have a number of other elected and appointed officialed and at i said to them earlier, i was ansigned the task of introducing -- i was ansigned the tasking introducing them and don't have the list but i was specifically threatened bim dr. torea moses if i didn't many introduce him. ing [laughter] or without further ado, supervisor ross mirkarimi. >> i'll make my statements we -- very quick. i just came out of charing the public safety committee meeting. there's a lot be to talk about. i want to say another happy congratulations on black history month here in san francisco. this has been i think a very auspicious haft few months of course in seeing the ascendancy of our district attorney, kamela harris, rise to attorney general in the state of california. certainly of course ases to the incredible impact of advancing the issues much import to all of us, joining the board, supervisor malia cop henn. and we continue to see great challenges, nationally and internationally and president obama and his quarterback effort to c
SFGTV
Feb 28, 2011 9:30pm PST
provide them with highly qualified candidates. the more successful they will be in wanting to use the city services. that is one of our strategy is to get the employers to come knocking on the city sto's door when they are looking to hire people. it is really employer engagement that we need to get much more involved with. supervisor avalos: what about difficult populations? there is a good faith effort to integrate like the incarcerated population. the city purport's through nonprofits and some city departments, it tries to integrate as much as they can the training and placement. the numbers show it pales in comparison to those that actually needed. how will this procedure get at the population? >> there are multiple populations in san francisco with high barriers. formally incarcerated, oewd does a series for community- based organizations specifically geared towards helping this population. the formerly homeless is another population that is increasingly difficult to find employment opportunities for. partnering with community-based organizations and linking them up with opportunities
NBC
Mar 1, 2011 5:00am EST
homeland? >> the leader said on rest is being caused by al qaeda. he denies using force against his own people. >> they love me. >> america's ambassador to the united nations called gaddafi delusional. >> when he can laugh and talk to international journalists while he is slaughtering his own people, it underscores how unfit he is to lead and how disconnected he is from reality. >> the pentagon said the u.s. military is moving air and naval forces closer to libya. >> making sure all options remain on the table for us. >> the international committee contemplates imposing a no-fly zone. >> it is time for gaddafi to go. >> secretary clinton said teams have been dispatched to libyas borders with tunisia and egypt. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> protests continue against the government in the yemen. hundreds of female protesters have joined. they are calling for the president to step down. the women paid homage to those who have been killed. medical officials said troops opened fire and killed of least four and wounded more than 40. more protests, this time in all moman. six people were
SFGTV2
Feb 28, 2011 11:00pm PST
part of my day. her birthday is monday so only al williams could get us to come up here on a friday or thursday and do this but we are really appreciative to do this. up need three things for a successful life. i'm going to give you some little jewels here. something to do, someone to love, and something to look forward to. think about it. that's it. you need three things for a successful life. something to do, someone to love, and something to look forward to mpltd and shirly fulfills all three and when you get the right partner, you don't have to go nowhere. ok? we live our lives on two simple principles. one, two whom much is given, sch required. and a life of no regrefments and let me say this, the second is harder than the first because live a life of no regrets means you life in the present tense. you have to make decisions while they're coming at you because if not you will say boy, i wish i'd done that differently. so practicing this notion of no recigarettes difficult. we have a saying, god grant me a gift that i need so i can give it to someone else that needs it more. tha
FOX
Mar 1, 2011 9:00am EST
or chronic illness... should be allowed to use pot ... to relieve their pain. several patients who've used medical marijuana in the past ... testified before lawmakers monday. a similar bill passed the state senate last year ... but didn't survive a house committee vote. as maryland considers legalizing medical marijuana ... synthetic versions of the drug become illegal nationwide. starting today.. five of the chemicals found in synthetic drug is sold in drug ned.the - paraahernalia shops and online p. and is commonly known as spice or k-2.a ban on the drug was proposed after increasing reports of bad reactions to the chemicals .. including seizures, hallucinations and dependency. the family of missing teen phylicia barnes tries to keep her caseefrom going cold.. with a prayer vigil. viggl.family.. friends.. and the guardian angels gathered at the reisterstown apartmeet complex where she was last seen.. before she vanished without a trace 2 months ago. the police department has pedicatee an entire squaa of seven investigators to this case... and they're still .. none of the lea
SFGTV
Mar 1, 2011 8:00am PST
supportive. our cac is on record for using this as a tool for funding in our area plants, and i think it is pretty well known to most of us that the market octavia, balboa, some of our recent plans, the funding was actually about 50% short for what was needed to provide this in the community improvements to meet the projection, so if we are looking at smart growth, this is a great tool for that. there are some specific details in the guidelines that i have been looking at and have been talking to mr. yarne about. one of the things i have been very attended to is that the cac's that are in place have to be strongly involved. it takes years and years of planning work. they are part of the plan itself. this funding to a should be added to the sources of funding to implement those, and they should not be in somewhat overriding that guidance that cac is providing. it is providing sort of a partner or peer role. i just wanted to point out, as mr. yarne said, this does not mean it is bad. we are still looking for funding for some of these others, perhaps. thanks. supervisor mar: is there any
SFGTV2
Mar 1, 2011 2:30am PST
life, which i have done, but also use it to try to use it as an incentive to think about how we can think about the public defender's office differently. to change things, perhaps. it is still a new form of media, so we are just starting to develop some of the ideas on how we can use it. >> can you give us examples of how your blogging has affected the media's influence on the public's perception? tell us about your blog. >> the fact that i am here says something. i wanted to speak to public defenders. they were my target audience. i wanted to give more cohesiveness. people from all over the country started contacting me telling me these stories about their day to day lives. i had some lawyers contact me saying they had 400 felonies a year and only some of them are class a. what can i do? when those stories are repeated over and over again, it gained new momentum. the people trust me because they know i am one of them, not one of the others. with their permission, i have given information to professors who are doing scholarly studies, people who are more invested in change. it is a
SFGTV
Mar 1, 2011 6:00am PST
can go through this quickly. parts of this are used when we go out to the public. we use this to walk the public through the process and explain what the process is and what they need to do and how they can engage in this process. i'm going to go through this very quickly. please feel free to interrupt or ask questions as i am moving along. in march of 2010, the board approved a new system replacing students -- for placing students that will be implemented this fall. we have already launched that process with our enrollment cycle that began in november. this is still a choice process. the public has told us that they want choice. we also have the ability to link their addresses closer to this process which is also what we have heard. there is an appetite to have opportunities to go to their schools as well as exercise choice. we are trying to negotiate both of those priorities in this process. we believe that families want to engage in this and they have been very engaged in doing this. we have a new tagline. we wanted to know -- everyone to know that this is a new process. this needs
SFGTV
Mar 1, 2011 6:30am PST
approximate. >> ok. >> with regard to transportation, one of the concerns we have heard from the use commission is just that it is and difficult to get this done by the transportation school district. and some time, we might want to bring that up and how it is that the school district is planning to distribute those passes because that seems to be an issue with transportation. on another topic which is on the middle school pattern, i wanted to clarify that i heard correctly that you had talked about three different options that the school board would be considering. one is really to have a feeder pattern and option a, b, c. it sounds like you said that the school districts choice was option c. you are saying that that is a phased approach but i'm not sure that is really a phase in because the conversation about middle school was talked about, i think this was two years ago, it has been delayed one more year ending saturday been delayed. you would have younger siblings and test core areas. >> it can be changed. we want to have opportunities for our attendance areas and the school comm
SFGTV
Mar 1, 2011 9:30am PST
as a city that requires this level of protection based on water consumed and water used through waste water and how that compares with previous practice. >> best months are based on information given to us -- the estimates are based on information to been to us and one of the other factors, not just the use of water and waste water, that would be equipment. to the extent that there are repairs and improvements to reservoirs, etc., the chemical would also be used for that. so it is difficult for us to talk about water usage. supervisor mirkarimi: do you want to answer this? i am curious because looking at our population statistics, you'd think relative to water usage, the population statistics on potable as opposed to waste water, what exactly is the amount we're treating? >> it has certainly gone down. on the waste water side, is not useful this infection, it is also useful odor control. during the summer time come all large not is used for odor control in the sewers. the consumption of water has decreased significantly. i believe our revenues are down somewhere around 13%. the
SFGTV
Feb 28, 2011 4:00pm PST
something to do with the garden project and keeping the program going and keeping us out of trouble. we have pride in what we do and we all appreciate it. thank you. supervisor chu: thank you. >> i want to say thank you as well to everyone who gives us this opportunity. it helps me take care of my kids, it helps me stay out of trouble and i am learning a new trade that is very useful to my whole family and everybody around me. helps us eat better and live better and it is teaching us something different and i just want to say thank you. supervisor chu: thank you. any other members of the public to wish to speak on this item? >> i am speaking on behalf of the earth stewards. the earth stored program is a great program for san francisco. it has taught lots of us, given us the opportunity to look at what careers we can have. it teaches us how to work hard, gives us a work ethic and they teach us how to manage our money. it is good to be able to get up and work hard and know you are contributing to the community and doing good for not only san francisco but for everyone by you helping t
CSPAN
Mar 1, 2011 2:00am EST
last night and died. he was 51 years old. i used to call him every morning, not a business because he had nothing to do with the work i was doing, but i would call him because i knew he had to get up and get to the pentagon by like 5:00 because of the way they do the arrangements to try to slow traffic. he's one of the most selfless, when you say he's a friend of mine, he's one of the three or four people that i consider a personal friend. the most personal friends had grown up with him, and i want to acknowledge his contribution and his contribution of himself was contribution to the last thing i have to say, and then i will get on with it, i will take it from a serious blow to a lighter mode. i want to acknowledge mr. amey's magna cum laude at the baltimore law school. i think you all understand the staff understands they do a lottery, they each put a buck or something together and to try to predict how long it will be before professor tiefer mentions the university of baltimore law school. so whoever has the shortest tenure on that lottery is the winner, but we now have two disting
ABC
Mar 1, 2011 4:30am EST
. thanks for joining us, i am alison starling. >> i am scott thuman. first, traffic and weather. we will check in with lisa baden shortly. meteorologist adam caskey is up first, because it has been a dramatic change. >> yes, cold front moving through the region in late february and early march, packing a plunge in terms of temperatures. yesterday morning we were in low 40's. right now we are in the 30's. 35 in the district, 30 in hagerstown, 32 incumbent, 36 in quantico, 40 in lexington park. temperatures are still falling as we go through the morning before sunrise at 6:41. highs today around 49 or 50. mostly sunny skies tomorrow and a little breezy. it will be mild with high temperatures in the mid to upper 50's tomorrow afternoon. then temperatures dropped to a low 40's on thursday. the next chance of precipitation is on sunday. that's it for the forecast. >>> the third street tunnel is closed southbound. you cannot get into the tunnel from the york avenue because of an accident that happened overnight. our documented a crash. the southbound direction is closed. -- they are docum
SFGTV2
Feb 28, 2011 5:30pm PST
. from there, we got jailed three times. the dogs were put on us. the fire hoses. all this in new orleans, louisiana. we met with dr. king. he came to our church. he was beaten. you could see that on television every night where the ministers were beaten trying to get people to vote down in new orleans and baton rouge. when i came down here, the same thing was going on. we went to san francisco state university to get my credentials and my master's degree. we had to close the school down to get to ethnic studies. the police marching on us at san francisco state. after leaving new orleans and coming here, it was still a fight. comparing the schools, yes, i can see the different -- i can see the difference. those parents are there, and they bring in money for those schools, and they have all kinds of book fairs and arts festivals, computer labs, and at hunters point, it is a whole different story. you do not have a computer labs there. we do not have a parent involvement. it is a total difference. >> your perspective on jamal, awaiting the decision on whether he will be executed or spend hi
SFGTV
Mar 1, 2011 1:30am PST
-- everyone emphasizes they are not us affective but they are still used very good -- are still used. the opt out option where we take up a phone or e-mail, but have something where a third party can be the one who does it, where it is registered and i will not get that you're a good in my home and we have three lines -- arlin will not get that. in my home we have three lines we opted out. i do not think advertisers use it much at all. >> thank you. next speaker please. >> i am an employee of yellow pages, but i am also a resident here. i have the opportunity to be on the phone with plenty of advertisers that are going to be affected by this, not only for income for their businesses but also with the staff stay employed. -- staff to stay employed. i think it is important that plumber's still use the yellow pages, attorneys, locksmiths. there are a number of businesses of rely on print advertising. there are a lot of facts about the internet. we understand that, but it is important to understand that the arch will cost for advertisers -- the actual cost for advertises is much greater.
SFGTV2
Mar 1, 2011 4:00am PST
to pla. we invite you to stay with us. we look forward to continuing this dialogue in the future. thank you very much. >> thank you all for coming today. what is today. it's may 19, third thursdays we always do a department building inspection. brown bag. subjects brought up by you and people that come and that we think we can help provide the information. today we are doing some thin we've done twice before. learning the history of your building. it's a popular topic in terms of doing something in a building in san francisco as far as adding a unit or selling your building that's useful to know when the building was built and how it was legally or otherwise altered without or with permits so we have with us today three people. just scratching the surface of the available resources in san francisco about persons who know about historical buildings and jeremy paul permit consul stapt that does a lot of work trying to help people try and solve permit issues, many of which relate to learning the legal issues of their building and sorting out the records and, the survey coordinator f
CBS
Mar 1, 2011 6:30pm EST
. but defense secretary gates said they would be used in libya only for emergency evacuations or to deliver relief supplies. he raised a host of reservations about military intervention. no authorization from either the u.n. or nato, reluctance to tie up force which is might be needed in afghanistan, concerns about fanning anti-american sentiment in the rest of the arab world. >> we also have to think about, frankly, the use of the u.s. military in another country in the middle east. >> reporter: gates said he was unable to gauge the rebels' chances of overthrowing qaddafi. >> it remains to be seen how effectively military leaders who have defected from qaddafi's forces can organize the opposition in the country. >> reporter: secretary of state clinton ticked off future scenarios for libya, and two out of three were bad. >> libya could become a peaceful democracy or it could face protracted civil war or it could descend into chaos. >> reporter: the u.s. and britain are openly talking about setting up a no-fly zone over libya. >> it is not acceptable to have a situation where colonel
FOX
Mar 1, 2011 6:00am EST
to use pot ... to relieve their pain. several patients who've used medical marijuana in the past ... testified before lawmakers monday. (considine) "we can't ome to this body of laamakers and say this is why this works, we can't give them the why, we can jjst ggve them the anecdotal evidence that it work" works."(sharfstein) "if there is to be access that it's narrowly drawn to particular conditions for whichhthere's evidence that t actually works, not just anyone who thinks they might benefit, that's not a standard we apply to other drugs." drugs."a similar bill passed the state senate last year ... but didn't survive a house committee vote. as maryland considers legalizing medical marijuana ... synthetic versions of the drug become illegal nationwide. starting today.. five of the chemicals found in synthetic marijuana are now banned.the drug is sold in drug paraphernalia shops and online .. and is commonly known as spice or k-2.a ban on the drug repoots offbad reactions to the chemicals .. including seizures, hallucinations and dependency. an oklahoma father is arrested... for
WHUT
Feb 28, 2011 7:00pm EST
. >> you help us all live better. >> nationwide insurance supports tavis smiley. with every question and every answer, nationwide insurance is proud to join tavis in working to improve financial literacy and remove obstacles to economic empowerment, one conversation at a time. >> nationwide is on your side >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> annette gordon-reed is a professor at harvard who became the first african-american to win the pulitzer prize for her book "the hemingses of monticello." the new book is part of the american president series. good to have the on this program. >> good to be here. >> my first question was going to be, if johnson was such a bad president, one of book about andrew johnson? before i get to that, let's go to my man, frederick douglass, who you quote in this book. these are his thoughts about his first meeting with andrew johnson. there are moments in the lives of most men when the doors of their souls are opened and unconsciously to themselves, their true characters may be read by the observant eye. it was at su
PBS
Mar 1, 2011 2:00pm PST
. it will be released soon on dvd. join us for mary bell and oscar winner charles ferguson, coming up. >> all i know is his name is james, and he needs extra help but>> yes. >> to everyone making a qaeda difference -- >> thank you. >> you help us all live better. >> nationwide insurance supports tavis smiley. with every question and every answer, nationwide insurance is proud to join tavis in working to improve financial literacy and remove obstacles to economic empowerment, one conversation at a time. nationwide is on your side. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] tavis: mary bell is serving her second term as president of the wisconsin education council, following more than 25 years as a teacher in the state. organization represents thousands in the state of wisconsin, and she joins us tonight from madison. mary bell, thank you for joining us. >> thank you for having me, tavis. tavis: the latest. what is happening in wisconsin? >> the protesters have been part of the capital environment fo
WHUT
Mar 1, 2011 6:00pm EST
doesn't provide us with any facilities,there is no drinking water and no electricity here. >>reporter: but far from investing in the potential growth area of affordable housing, most developers are focusing on luxury apartments attracted by huge margins >>in the lower parel neighborhood, developers bought former industrial land for around 66 dollars per square foot a decade ago. they are now charging 10 times that for their apartments. meaning they only need sell a handful to the super rich to recover costs. >>varghese: the discrepancy in bombay is that at one level, you have people who don't have even the basic of human rights - whether it's the right to shelter, whether it's the right to water, right to food, rightto a clean toilet. and on the other side, you have big, big buildings coming of individuals, 60 floor buildings...the amount of energy used, the amount of water used, this means that the share which is available to the rest of the people in the city is drastically going down. >>reporter: but so too is the share of credit that has fuelled this boom, as banks become increasingly
NBC
Mar 1, 2011 9:00am EST
revealed a 5,000-year-old man preserved almost perfectly in ice. using the latest research, two artists have given him a face. they call him otse and scientists believe he died around 3,300 b.c. at the age of 47. since his discovery he's given archaeologists a look at diet, tool use and the clothing style of the period. it is now six minutes past the hour. back to matt, natalie and al. not often you get to peer 5,000 years back. >> very cool. >> wonder if he had freezer burn. sorry. >> okay. >> count to two. one, two. now a check of the weather from al. >> oh, you could hear me? >> you said that out loud. >> thank you so much. let's see what's happening. we have a low pressure system coming off the pacific. going to bring another period of storminess to the pacific northwest. heavy rain and mountain snows. mount shasta with ten inches of snow. half an inch to an inch of rain in northern california. then a frontal system pushes through florida. that will bring heavy rain and showers and thunderstorms to orlando. some areas picking up as much as an inch of rain along the east coas
CSPAN
Mar 1, 2011 4:08pm EST
reform a process that's gotten us into this fix? gotten us to the point where we're running a debt of 10% of g.d.p., where our total debt is screaming towards totally unsustainable levels. i can tell you the folks in pennsylvania know very we will that you cannot continue living beyond your moneys, as this government has done. i see this as a very constructive and important opportunity to begin to have there discussion about how we're going to get this process under croavment i appreciate the help from senator vitter and i will yield back my time to him. mr. vitter: i thank my distinguished colleague and again this amendment, as modified, simply says that if we were ever to reach the statutory debt limit for the federal government, then revenue coming in would go first to service two things -- social security checks and interest on the federal debt. so that would not put -- be put in jeopardy for months down the line. and the purpose of this amendment is to try to take, quite frankly, again, madam president, some of the scare tactics and some of the hysteria out of the debate. and to urg
SFGTV
Mar 1, 2011 10:30am PST
balance the line's directions -- it is important for us to balance the system because everything goes through the subway. if something happened on one line, it can affect all the others. on a number of occasions, what we do to balance the trains -- if you had five trains in a row outbound on the n line, we would use a switch back to turn one of those trains in bound, so if people were waiting, they could have a train coming as close to schedule as we can. it is a common technique in the industry. the reason why use it is it is one of the service management techniques we can use with our physical plant. we have talked about the potential of using gap trains, buses, but a switchback is essentially a service management technique to address a delay in the system. the second part of your question? commissioner campos: maybe you are already addressing this, but the switch back rate for the 14 line relative to the others? maybe you do not keep that record. >> what i wanted to show you today on the 14th line is we do a number of things in addition to switchbacks, swapping of coaches. we
SFGTV2
Mar 1, 2011 1:30pm PST
that. the other issue is he brought up the credit card use and taxis, and i think this is a very big concern because a lot of drivers are hesitant to want to use them for a lot of the short trips because they are being charged fees, and a lot of them do not want to reported to you. it is not just some taxis. national have apparently has an arrangement that allows them to charge 5% on the credit card charges. this is a little bit of a problem because the banks only charge something like -- what? 3%? drivers are reporting subversively because they could lose their jobs. they are paying between 5% or 10% normally for credit card charges. you know how much that adds up to -- a lot. a lot of these people are using credit cards to take care of their rights, and i will address some of the other issues about that later in public comment, but i wanted to let you know that previously, thanks to one of the things that mayor newsom, when he was a supervisor, did said that companies should not charge drivers for credit card fees. >> good afternoon, mr. snyder. >> good afternoon. i actually rise f
CSPAN
Mar 1, 2011 5:00pm EST
the problem. i know this because for many of us in tennessee, the president's new health care law is like a bad dream all over again. let me tell you what i mean. tennessee was the pilot project for universal health care. the experiment was called tenncare. put simply, the experiment failed. after tenncare passed, we watched the costs grow expo nene rblely. those of us in the legislature now if we didn't do something, tenncare would bankrupt our state. the sheer size of tenncare was more than government could hand. the government could not perform all the if you thinks of the medical insurance industry and promises of care and access were made and promises were far beyond what our state could possibly do. it didn't take long before tenncare became riddled with waste and fraud and abuse and i can remember talking with people who had gone from doctor to doctor and specialist to specialist, using tenncare to fill more than 50 prescriptions. 50 prescriptions is what they would put in front of me and tell me tenncare was paying for. it was all on the taxpayers' dime. tenncare became the m
CW
Mar 1, 2011 12:00pm CST
charged with conspiracy and official misconduct for allegedly using county employees and equipment to run his campaign continues to work at mchenry, the top prosecutor while awaiting trial scheduled for march 21st. >> evicted gov george ryan of and a newly released interview reveals what his life is like behind bars and why he declared a moratorium on the death penalty. he is serving a six and a half year sentence and a federal prison camp in indiana. and lighter moments he joked about prison food and bologna but when asked about the state capital punishment system he called a flawed. he said the pardons handed out were influenced by news coverage of it and make it was freed after being wrongfully convicted he said he turned to his wife and said " how does that happen? how does an innocent man get at the death row for 15 years? " one man asked them are you going to kill my son? ryan had a big impact on my decision. . >> one of chicago's best kept secret until now but it has been solved. the man who tweeting all under the title mayor emanuel has come for it. and assistant professor of
FOX News
Mar 1, 2011 3:00pm EST
period on the libyan side. what did you see? >>jonathan: the tunisian authorities are keeping us from seeing what is happening on the libyan side of the border until today. but we did manage to get there today to get up close. and the scene was quite extraordinary. this is the libyan side of the border beyond the blue gates. we are told at any time there are something like 20,000 refugees desperately trying to get across the gate. here to the relative safety of tunisia. this represents safety and a future. that side represents uncertainty and all the violence that is gripping libya. you can see how desperate the people are and the way they are crushing up against the gates, just to get into tunisia. it says so much about the desperation that so many people are feeling here. the tunisian government is doing their best to maintain order on the border but it is a desperate situation. the people want to get here at all costs. they want to feel they are safe. just to update you on the figures, n officials telling us tonight that some 75,000 refugees have crossed the border from libya. >>sh
SFGTV
Feb 28, 2011 10:30pm PST
language to you as soon as possible. this is not a huge surprise to us since we figured with our legislation to do what we want, it is not as supportive of the activities. supervisor campos: is there a specific action you are asking from lafco? >> we don't have support for the bill that the senator is carrying. supervisor campos: thank you. why don't we open it up for public comment? if anyone would like to speak, please come forward. >> i am from the local clean energy alliance. thank you for pointing to the letter that i wrote. it is basically a knowledge in the -- acknowledging the sfpuc. we hope to work with the sfpuc as advocates to make sure the scope of work involved is strong. just a note of thank you and appreciation. supervisor campos: next speaker. >> i am going to continue on the same note that he started with, it is very good that over the course of the last few weeks, sfpuc and lafco staff were able to get on the same page and come up with a strategy for all of us to move forward. lafco staff and sfpuc staff wanted to make sure that we got started with the cca rapid
FOX
Mar 1, 2011 5:00am EST
threatening an already fragile economy. garamendi says: "i would urge caution for all of us. the unintended consequences ever those budget cuts will come back in many, many ways to harm this nation." nation." lee says: "what we do want is for congress to start acting rrsponsibly and for congress to stop kicking this can down the road every single time the question comes up." up."the white house says funding the government in two week increments creates uncertainty, and right now, there is no committment to sigg it if it passes. wisconsin's governor imposing a deadline on the wayward democratic lawmakers as protests over his budget plan and cutting collective bbrgaining continues. this was the capitollin madison yesterday.police wont' let any more protestors in unitl current ones eave.the governor says thooe a-w-o-l have 24 hours to return.vote - the non-partisan legislative fiscal bureau has pointed out that the state stands to lose the opportunity to achieve 165-million dollars of savings to this budget repair bill if the work's not completed by the end of the day on tuusday." tuesday."wal
SFGTV2
Feb 28, 2011 11:30pm PST
how opportunities come from times of disaster. this is an opportunity for us to not only build community and address the needs of san francisco, particularly for our seniors, but it is also an opportunity to build communities across the asian american and african american community as well. this came to us because of a natural disaster through the fall of the central freeway which is affordable -- i am excited that the mary helen rogers community is going to bring 100 more unions into the community particularly those working below their income bracket. this is exciting. it will be -- it is a project that the chinatown community center did were carved. we made sure that we had services for folks to come together. ross mirkarimi had a certificate of commendation that we will present to the sponsors. in recognition of the mary helen rogers senior community groundbreaking in the western addition forhonoring one of the hardest working community advocates that fought for one of the most vulnerable advocates in san francisco to ensure economic equality for all. the board of supervisor
NBC
Feb 28, 2011 11:00pm EST
. those who remain at the complex tell us residents are now extremely vigilant about safety and saddened by the family's loss. >> i prayed every night that they will get closure for their family. >> crimestoppers is offering $7,000 reward. there is also a private reward of $35,000. >> there are new efforts in effect to find a man authorities are now calling the east coast rapist. billboards with sketches of the subject -- of the suspect have been put up. police believe the men may be responsible for more than a dozen attacks. website about the case has been set up. you can find a link on our website,. >> panel will begin an investigation into the shooting that killed officer torbit. the family hopes to finally receive some answers. >> i want the truth to come out so we will have closure. it will not bring sean back, but it will give us closer. >> is important to me that we have a strong, independent panel of national experts. we want to have confidence that we learn from this incident and nothing like this ever happens again. >> the board includes a former police chief from charlotte, no
CBS
Mar 1, 2011 6:00am EST
matched. time to face the pollen that used to make me sneeze... my eyes water. but now zyrtec®, the fastest 24-hour allergy relief, comes in a liquid gel. zyrtec® liquid gels work fast, so i can love the air®. >>> it's the top of the hour, it's march 1st as you look at the moon and venus. it's a pretty site. we've watched it all morning long. it's a little bit cool out there. kristy breslin has all sorts of things happening. >> well, that was the moon, ge and pennsylvania. >> we're seeing clear skies today. we're having seasonal conditions. 45 going to a high of 48. >>> what's going on south of here? here's kristy breslin. >> good morning, don an everyone. we have a problem on the northside of the outer lupe, that could catch your eye. a disabled vehicle is slowing things down in that direction. 95 southbound still moving slowly. a new accident as you approach arundel hill's boulevard. the two left hand lanes are blocked there. to get into the city, 395 may be the better bet. we'll take a live look. that's a view of the toll plaza route. let's take another live look here. there's
CSPAN
Feb 28, 2011 8:30pm EST
us, democrats and republicans, leaders of the national and state levels face some very big challenge is to read our country has come through a long and a wrenching recession. and as we recover, the question we are going to have to answer is where will the new jobs come from, what will the new sources of economic growth be and how can we make sure that the american dream remains reality into the 21st century? al, in the short term, we came together here in washington at the end of last year and enacted tax cuts that are already making american paychecks bigger and allowing businesses to write off major investments. these are tax cuts and changes in the tax credit system that were going to spur the job creation and economic growth and i am proud democrats and republicans work with each other to get it done. in the long term, however, we need to address a set of economic challenges that frankly the housing bubble largely papered over for almost a decade. we now live in the world that is more connected and more competitive than ever before. when each of you trust to bring new jobs and in
SFGTV2
Mar 1, 2011 11:00am PST
home because we use the internet. what we used to do was carry the large maps and it took a long time to find the information. >> it saves the city time and money. you are not taking up the time of a particular employee at the assessor's office. you might be doing things more efficient. >> they have it ready to go and say, this is what i want. >> they are finding the same things happening on the phone where people call in and ask, how do i find this information? we say, go to this website and they go and get the information easily. >> a picture tells a thousand stories. some say a map >> started in 1990. the citizens of the marina district came to the fire department and asked for a program to survive for 3 days. there is a 70 percent chance we will have a 6.5 earthquake. 71 large fires. 40 major rescue operations. [inaudible]. rescue operations there were 34 structure fires we need 275 engines to handle this. we have 41. you will be on your own and we should be prepared. we will go over the merge training program. part of the training program is helping you make the decisions th
SFGTV
Mar 1, 2011 3:00am PST
our fifth floor, we didn't have a planner there. and it took us months to get somebody over there. and that's when i thought we weren't getting very much respect at that time. at least that's the way i felt. >> i can certainly understand how that could be the perception. by way of explanation, the planning department, as you know, commissioners, has gone through a time of substantial personnel change. and that was the cause of that problem. please know that it was not anything more. we do very much understand the issue and agree with director day and her notion of having a one-stop shop on that floor. we were just in a time of staff transition and simply did not have a body to spare. president murphy: thank you. at least you're familiar with it. thank you, mr. sider. i appreciate it. could we have public comments, please? i see none. next item, please. >> seeing no public comment, we can move on to item number four. presentation and discussion on the process and procedures of appeals that come before the board of supervisors. presentation by rick caldeira, legislative deputy, offi
FOX News
Mar 1, 2011 12:00am EST
the budget? he gives us the details. >> the crisis in the mideast escalates. the administration finally says qadhafi must go. >> it is time for district attorney district attorney to go, now! -- it is time for district attorney district attorney to go, now! >> sean: we are on the road to 2012 and hannity starts right here, right now. less tan 24 hours from now pink slips may be -- handed out to hunts in wisconsin that was the firm warning -- you'd by governor walker over the weekend. walker made it clear the time for playing games over and the time to vote on his budget is right now. >> those 14 senators need to come bark. they need to come back and do their job. >> if they don't governor, how does this end? >> i'm an i optimist. as much as i understand there's passion in america that's great. in the end, i believe that those at least some of those state senators will come back. if we fail to pass this bill tuesday we lose 165 million dollars worth of savings. if we continue down that path we start seeing lay-offs. >> sean: tomorrow the governor plans to layout his budget propos
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